Activities (mental, physical, social)

Share suggestions about recreational activities -- mental, physical and social -- that can improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and caregivers.

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Adult daycare

jennielee
  • By jennielee · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi All, Does anyone have any experience with sending their loved ones to adult daycare? My friend with AD is in stage 6. She has a beautiful waterfront home she used to love, but now she can't stand to ...

MEETING OTHER WIVES OF ALZHEIMERS

saeva
  • By saeva · New reply January 31, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • I do not know about any one else, but it is so hard to meet other wives of Alzheimers. I have been able to get names and some phone numbers, but try to get together, bring husbands along, it is very hard ...

Weekend Activities

jennielee
  • By jennielee · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi All, The friend I help take care of was switched onto a new medication that is making her ACTIVE. Not that she wasn't before, but this is new - kind of like a restlessness. She doesn't seem to like ...

Merry Christmas!

Bonita6
  • By Bonita6 · New reply December 25, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Gm and merry Christmas to you all! I know with every holiday comes a big challenge with the person in our families with ad. I pray for this one day we are able to enjoy the day without problem and stress ...

happy thanksgiving

Bonita6
  • By Bonita6 · New reply November 28, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Happy thanksgiving to everyone! I am very thankful this yr for many things, one of the most important is family, especially my Mom. She may have this awful disease and still wants to be in az., but she's ...

Crazy Question

jennielee
  • By jennielee · New reply September 10, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Hi All and thanks in advance for your responses - you wonderful people never let me down! I am the caregiver for an 89 year-old sweetheart. She talks a lot about the cat she and her husband used to own ...

A Day trip suggestion

Bszube063
  • By Bszube063 · New reply July 20, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • One activity that we ( my husband with moderate Alzheimer's and I) are really enjoying this summer is to volunteer for Findagrave.com . By volunteering we receive emails from people all over the world ...

Alzheimers: Remember to Live

1Buckeye
  • By 1Buckeye · Posted July 7, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • I just watched this video, on TV. I did a search for it online & found it on what looks to be a fairly good site. http://tinyurl.com/klv7fms (Alzheimer's Speaks Blog..wordpress) Now, I'll go read the ...

I don't know what to do...

seacoastgirl
  • By seacoastgirl · New reply June 30, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • My Dad is in Assisted Living, which he thinks is a motel. He calls me daily (sometimes 10 times a day), saying he is bored and has nothing to do. My family and I are the only contact he has with the outside ...

activities in nursing home

bjjcmt
  • By bjjcmt · New reply March 26, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I am an activity person in an Alzheimer's unit of a nursing home. We have 20 people most of whom are latter stages. I have been a med tech on the other unit for 15 years, but never activities. I have ...

Weekend of Prayer: Nov 9-11

AFATeam
  • By AFATeam · New reply November 9, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • Local organizations from coast to coast will light “candles of care” this weekend as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 10th annual National Commemorative Candle Lighting/Weekend of ...

Looking for ideas for a 55yr. lady

HelpingMary
  • By HelpingMary · New reply July 9, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • I am trying to find an activity I can take my mom to, some type of support group. I am trying to get her out of the house. We live in Bonita Springs Fl. Thanks Helping Mary ...

Being a Volunteer

cmn1 (Inactive)
  • By cmn1 (Inactive) · New reply July 4, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • My husband has been a resident of an assisted living facility for two years -- the past year in their memory care unit. Although he's 88 years old, he's still quite healthy and needs to be active. Other ...

Home Entertaining For Alzheimers

kf4cln
  • By kf4cln · New reply April 27, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • My grandmother has had Alzheimers for 10 years. She's at the point where she is completely affected. Right now my mom either takes her outside to sit or puts her in front of the television. Could anyone ...

MUSIC IS A LANGUAGE

FINEFAMILY
  • By FINEFAMILY · New reply December 28, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • I FOUND THAT WHEN MY MOTHER-IN-LAW WAKES UP, IS WHEN SHE IS MOSTLY CONFUSED. I PLAY MUSIC SHE LIKES, GREET HER WITH POSITIVE COMMENTS AND A BIG SMILE, AND IT SHORTENS THE CONFUSED STAGE. WHEN I WANT HER ...

Mental

AlokGupta
  • By AlokGupta · New reply August 5, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • What is the Activites ...

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